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Well, decided to give polymer clay a try again. Got sidetracked with other things but recently started reading the blog and watching all the videos again. I was just going to start to make the color recipes and like so many here, Cindy’s color mixing video will now make that task easier. I am so glad to read Cindy’s remarks regarding her reason for starting The Polymer Clay Tutor and that was to help beginners.  I can see that this is the best place to be-))) ~Catherine-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Mixing Custom Color Recipes

Hi Cindy, I purchased your beginner course about 3 months ago (which is about when I started working with polymer clay) so I can honestly say you have been with me from the beginning! What a godsend your tutorials have been! Your instructions are clear and concise and so very easy to follow. As you know, when I was done with the beginner class, I had to know more! I became a member and I have purchased almost all of your back issues. I have made flower canes that I could not believe I would ever be able to do. I have made Kaleidoscope canes and showed them to my sons and they look in wonder and say “how DO you do that?” I just smile and say Cindy showed me how. I have a friend that started using PC several months before me. I am proud to say that I have surpassed her current skill level and I owe it all to you! (Okay, just a teeny bit competitive there, but she started it, LOL). I tried your Blend and Switch tut yesterday and can’t wait to finish them. I just received my UV light and resin, so that is today’s project! Also, even though I’ve “graduated” from the beginner’s course, I still refer back to these videos when I can’t remember exactly what you said. I am also so very impressed with how quickly you respond to everyone’s questions (including mine) and if you aren’t immediately available, someone on the blog will be more than happy to jump in and help. Keep up the great work! I can’t wait to see what this week’s tutorial will be!! Very sincerely. ~Laura-Z >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Tutorials

I am new to polymer clay work. This Aurora technique is awesome!!! It alone was worth the money I paid for the videos. I can’t wait to view the others. Keep up the great work! ~Dorene-T >> This comment was originally posted here: Aurora Technique – Polymer Clay Tutor Exclusive

Your monthly fee is so small compared to what you pay for craft magazines these days and you probably only end up liking a few crafts from the magazine in the end. For what you two have done with this website, the price is quite reasonable. The color cards are fantastic and the community here is very inviting and everyone is willing to share information. I was sort of a beginner when I started out here, and I have learned a great deal… able to try some new tutorials and finally feel good about my creations. I look forward each day to see what is new on your blog. Thanks for all your work that you two put into making this an A+ polymer clay site in my book! ~Lupe-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Leopard Cane Video

Hi all, I’m a bit of a newbie … so I just purchased some back issues … if there are any other newbies out there – seriously consider doing this – just when I think I know when the video is going Cindy does something completely different than I thought she would and it’s sooo much easier and it’s like – well duh. ~Desiree-J >> This comment was originally posted here: Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing Cane

Great tutorial Cindy. Being fairly new to polymer clay I knew nothing about bezels or incorporating the clay with them. I’m learning so many really useful and interesting things with these excellent tutorials. ~Fran-Y >> This comment was originally posted here: Tips For Filling Metal Bezels

I am new to polymer clay, and want to learn all I can. So now I will be able to do so with the help of your videos. They are so informative and the close-ups are super. I want to buy more of your videos for my collection. But the problem is, I want them all. LOL.  I guess I will have to be patient and purchase what I can, when I can. Thanks for having it so back videos are available. ~Esther-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Video Library

Just wanted to take a minute to tell you how much I love your website. You’ve done such an outstanding job with it… so informative, so well organized, and such GREAT videos. I am fairly new to polymer clay and have fallen in love with it. Mainly writing to commend you on your site / business and to say thank you for the wealth of information!! ~Jon-W >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Library

Hi, I just signed up for the membership and I am so very excited. I am very new to working with the clay, but I am very artistic and creative and am very excited to get started. I Love this rocker bead…. very cool. Thanks so much for the effort that you put forth for all of us! ~Kim-G >> This comment was originally posted here: Rocker Beads – Polymer Clay Tutor Exclusive

Hello to all, I want to thank all of the people in this group. You are all very helpful to new members and so encouraging. I really love this site. Purchased an oven to make beads so next step is to purchase some clay. Thanks a million to all. ~Sue-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Copper Bracelet Tutorial

Hanne, these are amazing! And to think that you’ve been claying for less than a year! I definitely identify with your statement that polymer clay is a passion and an addiction. Since I started claying last November I have no time for painting, which I have loved for about 20 years. ~Linda-K >> This comment was originally posted here: Puffy Beads

I’m a beader, but a beginner with polymer clay. I especially want to make the pebble / stone beads in Vol 012, which I’ve purchased in the last few minutes. Thank you. I love your website already. I googled: “How to make polymer clay river stones” and you came up.  Lucky me! ~Marsha-C >> This comment was originally posted here: Faux Pebble Beads

Cindy, I really feel what you have posted today and the bottom line being that the majority rules. We do get another interesting cane but that could have come a little later. So I am disappointed, probably because I haven’t arrived at the “experienced level” yet and a laynard is a challenge for me. But I will enjoy learning any tut you work so hard to produce for us. You and Doug are the best and there has to be a shower of blessings directly overhead for all your family with what you all give us. A “Thank You” seems so lacking but know it comes from the heart. Love and hugs to all the family. It’s still happy claying. ~Joyce-M >> This comment was originally posted here: Beaded Lanyards

Thanks for posting all your wonderful tutorials – they sure have helped this newbie out a lot! ~Kate-T >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry

I LOVE THIS SITE! It is such a huge help to a newby. Thank u so much! ~Linda-S >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Beginners

I am Romanian and moved to Netherlands 5 years ago to study. I discovered polymer clay this year in March and since became addicted. I am married, have a full time job in a technical domain actually, and I use clay as a creative outlet, it helps to fight the daily stress. I am lucky because my husband is very supportive with clay work, his hobby is photography and the pictures I sent you and on the website are made by him. I discovered you and your wonderful lessons early this summer and this event definitely gave a boost to my creative efforts. Only recently, I had the courage to make my clay work public and I am very grateful for the support you offer. The Polymer Clay Tutor is such a warm community and so nice to be in. I was not very active in this community, I admit, but I do read all the blog and all the comments :). I tried everything: watercolor beads, flowers, book beads (these are very lovely) but my all time favorites are the raku beads. You are such an inspiration! … I am only a beginner and am very anxious to hear what the members of this community will say about my work. I mean this community has seen a lot of polymer clay work. So far I created jewelry only for myself and give them away as gifts. Lately, my friends were telling me that I should try to sell them but I am not sure. I would try that I am afraid that I am biased because they were made mostly for myself. So I would appreciate any suggestions to improve my work. With regards from Eindhoven, Netherlands. ~Ileana-B >> This comment was originally posted here: Selling Your Polymer Clay Jewelry

Cindy: Thank you for teaching me through this blog, for all your encouragement, and for including my work in this spotlight. I highly recommend your videos and articles to anyone getting started or wanting to improve with polymer clay bead making! You’re the best!!! ~Marsha-N >> This comment was originally posted here: Polymer Clay Jewelry

I am new at making polymer clay beads for jewelry, this article has allowed me to get over the jitters about wasting clay in my efforts. It is really about giving yourself permission to make mistakes and learn something new. The art is in the serendipity of the process. ~Lisa-R >> This comment was originally posted here: Dragonfly Pendant Jewelry

How right you are about you having encountered the problems and worked out the bugs for us. I can’t wait to try making canes.  Yes, right now it looks hard to me, but when it finally works, it goes from just being a lump of clay to a work of art. Yes, I too have seen stuff on E-bay and have wondered at some of the probable frustrations these artists have probably had to endure.  Can’t wait to try my hand at it though.  With your hints, helps and techniques, like my best friend often reminds me, I don’t have to reinvent the wheel, since you have already invented it!  Thanks. ~Karen-O >> This comment was originally posted here: Beginner Polymer Clay Canes

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